Donald Trump was another person who was spotted with unruly behavior while the national anthem was on during the Super Bowl after Jay Z and Beyonce with their daughter Blue Ivy were seen still sitting during the anthem hours away.
Despite Trump’s claims that sitting during the national anthem is ‘unpatriotic,’ the US president was filmed goofing around as the national anthem played during the Super Bowl. Donald Trump had once criticized NFL players for not “standing proudly” during the national anthem, and now we aren’t wrong if we say president Trump doesn’t practice what he preaches.
Donald Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, hosted a private Super Bowl watch party at the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida, where an undisclosed guest revealed that they were seen on camera arriving at the event as the game began.
While watching the video which was tagged the partygoer’s, which was shared with the Miami Herald, attendees at the bash, including the first lady and their 13-year-old son, Barron Trump, are standing at attention as “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays, with their hands over their hearts. The president is doing neither.
The video is almost 20-second, but most importantly, it shows Trump fidgeting, adjusting his jacket, pointing around the room, and, as the national anthem reached its crescendo, waving his fingers as if he’s conducting census count. This is unacceptable mostly when Trump’s frequently claim that kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem is unpatriotic.
“You have to stand, proudly, for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing,” Trump said in a 2018 interview with Fox and Friends. “You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
Mr Trump continuously tweeted about the “issue” after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s first protest in 2016. Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem at games to protest and bring attention to police brutality and racism.
Not long other players in the league joined him, kneeling or bowing their heads during the pre-game routine. Donald Trump went so far as to blame the activists for NFL’s supposedly low TV ratings.
“The NFL players are at it again — taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define.” Donald Trump tweeted following an August 2018 Miami Dolphins game.
”This people are making a lot of money doing what they love to do. A football game, that fans are paying so much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of the money fans pay obviously goes to the players. So find another way to run your protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!”
Watch the video and be the judge for yourself;
President Trump’s Super Bowl party https://t.co/0NtpAv3qE6
— SurgeZirc UK (@surgezircuk) February 5, 2020